Afrikan Alphabets

"Saki Mafundikwa is a maverick visionary who left a successful design career in New York to return to his native Zimbabwe and open that country's first school of graphic design and new media. Mafundikwa is the author of Afrikan Alphabets, a comprehensive review of African writing systems....In 2004, Mafundikwa published Afrikan Alphabets, a result of 20 years of research and a testament to Africa's intellectual wealth. It is his hope that Africa can imprint itself on the canon of graphic design. Mafundikwa says, 'The dream is for something to come out of Africa that is of Africa.' He knows it will be a monumental task, but he is confident that his book and his school are steps in the right direction."—